My weight loss journey....

So this isn't a crafty post (I'm finishing lots of projects a the moment - so expect lots soon), but it is something that is important to me. About 6 months ago I reached a point where I decided that I needed to lose weight for two reasons, one I could barely fit into my clothes (so had to lose weight as I couldn't afford new ones), and secondly because I took part in a genetics study and found out I had the gene for coronary artery disease (and after lots of tests my only major worrying factor was my weight). After weeks of convincing myself that I could lose weight if I just thought about it, I decided drastic action needed to be taken and I joined weight watchers. I'm not normally a fan of these things but after lots of research, I decided weight watchers was for me as it was about re-education and lifestyle change which I knew would help me in the future for maintaining my weight loss.

So off I trotted to my first meeting, and it all went from there the ladies who ran the group were lovely and friends and family joined with me for support (without them I could never have done this). Every week I soldiered on, but still felt like I was eating normally except having a slightly smaller portion size and being more considered when I was ordering out in restaurants. I was convinced that this was making no difference at all but every week I weighed I kept losing weight.

However two weeks ago I finally reached my goal weight having lost just shy of 3st, and it felt amazing ( however I still have a little bit to lose to be where I want to). But I still went home to continue down the path of sensible eating (I think it is engrained on my brain now).

I'm not saying its changed my life or anything like that (i'm still me), but it has given me my confidence back and more importantly I feel healthier, so much so that I have started running again after several years of not - which is very exciting indeed!

I just want to thank all of my friends and family who have helped me through this without you I could never have done this (you know who you are).


  1. Yay! Well done on such a great weight loss achievement. As you know, you have inspired me to get back on the ww wagon.

    Good luck with the running x

  2. Well done missy, so pleased for you and inspired!


  3. I am stunned. I would never have guessed. Huge congrats. It is a really fantastic acievement. Good on you. Xxxx

  4. Just amazing! I'm proud of what you've done. That's the thing about committing to fitness. It's not just about weight loss, it's also a lifestyle change to become a better and healthier you. Stay fit and fabulous!

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